THE NEW VERSION OF THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED THAT SIMPLIFIES ALL THE STEPS BECAUSE YOU NEVER NEED TO WRITE ANY COMMAND OR OTHER. THEREFORE I RECOMMEND YOU TO FOLLOW THE NEW GUIDE YOU FIND HERE
Too often I read in the comments to the articles / reviews that I write on the blog or directly in the comment box of our YouTube channel, that Xiaomi smartphones are unbelievable but unfortunately it is not possible to remove some predefined applications, such as the weather, the browser etc. In fact, not everyone likes the system apps that Xiaomi has developed over time for MIUI, the proprietary interface of the Chinese technology giant.
Many find not only a certain annoyance in the fact that it is Xiaomi that decides for them which application to use for certain functions but also that they download battery and consume precious MB of RAM. Well, here you are then served a guide that does not require any Root permission and that will allow you to uninstall most of the system applications on your Xiaomi smartphones.
How to uninstall system apps on Xiaomi devices (NO ROOT)
Open the Phone Settings and then enter the "My Device" menu. Now click 7 times on the "MIUI Version" field until you see the message "Now you are a developer".
Go back to the "Settings" menu and enter the one called "Additional Settings". Among the latest entries you will find the one dedicated to "Developer Options". From here you have to activate the "USB debugging" option by confirming the requested permission.
Also from the "Developer Options" it also activates the items "Install via USB" and "USB debugging (security settings)". For these items an active Mi Account is required on the smartphone.
At this point connect your smartphone to the PC via USB cable (suitable for data transfer) and open the "command prompt" / "Power Shell window". If this is the first time you connect the device to the PC, a pop-up requesting consent to USB Debugging should appear on the smartphone.
To issue ADB commands and then proceed you must enter the ADB DEVICES command from the Power Shell window. If everything is connected correctly you will see a series of numbers and letters appear to identify your terminal.
Now all you have to do is give the ADB SHELL command. You will see the code name of your smartphone appear.
Now you have to type the commands you find in the list below to uninstall the Xiaomi system apps.
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.mipicks
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.browser
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.calculator
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.calendar
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.compass
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.email
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.bugreport
- File Explorer
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mi.android.globalFileexplorer
- FM Radio
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.miui.fm
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.gallery
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.glgm
- We Drop
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.midrop
- Pay me
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mipay.wallet.id
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mipay.wallet.in
- Mi Payment
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.payment
- I Recycle
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.mirecycle
- I Roam
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.virtualsim
- We Video
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.videoplayer
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.player
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.notes
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.android.soundrecorder
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.scanner
- Screen Recorder
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.screenrecorder
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.miwallpaper
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.weather2
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.miui.providers.weather
- Yellow Pages
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.yellowpage
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.antispam
- SIM Activate Services
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.simactivate.service
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.msa.global
- Google Drive
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
- Google Play Music
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.music
- Google Play Videos
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.videos
- Google Photos
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos
pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
- Facebook Apps
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.services
pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.system
It is also possible to uninstall other system applications not mentioned in the list, but we advise you to proceed only if you are aware of the real functions of the package that you are going to uninstall. For example, removing the security app causes startup problems by generating a loop. In any case, Xiaomitoday.it is not responsible for any damage or bricks caused to the device.